This classically styled Mediterranean home is found in Piedmont at 1623 Grand Avenue. Ideally located close to the popular shops, stores and restaurants of nearby Rockridge and Piedmont Avenue, it offers impressive curb appeal with its handsomely designed gardens and traditional architecture.  It features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths for your consideration.  

 A closer view of the garden, and graceful stairs to the door, reveals the attention that has been paid to the Mediterranean concept.  In addition to the tile roof, the graceful flowing lines of the stairwell compliment the varied ironwork railings and gates. Note the graceful dip at the top of the stairs which is an ideal place for a decorative urn. 

 The living room is warm and welcoming.  Its multiple windows allow in the pleasant exterior light, and the original warmly colored wooden floors adds more charm.  The central fireplace is creatively designed, complete with a distinctive inset arch that is perfect for a special display piece. It is a ideal spot around which to gather for entertaining friends on a chilly winter evening.  

All homes of this style were expected to have a formal dining room for entertaining, or just for enjoying a pleasing dinner at home.   Innovative steps under the creative archway, takes one to the very attractive dining area.  Two spacious windows enhance the sense of space and light.   


 A reverse view illustrates the generous picture window in the front room, and the easy flow between both rooms.  

Just steps away is this cheerfully updated kitchen, featuring roomy stone counter work space, a truly sizeable refrigerator, and multi-level storage space that is ideally suited for storing your best cookware and serving pieces.  True to form, a large window allows views to the outside for the enjoyment of the  busy cook.  

 A different angle illustrates the view of the outside garden, a dishwasher, and an impressive range/oven.  Every space has been thought out, and effectively utilized.  

 Just off the kitchen is this delightfully cozy dinette area.  Perfect for a quick lunch or breakfast, it is highlighted by a classic corner cabinet which is certainly multi-functional, while being equally attractive.  The charming multi-colored glass storage area above--perfect for china or glassware-gives way to a serving area, and then to a storage area.  For its size, it is certainly inventive.

 There is no doubt that this highly flexible room can be put to many different uses.  Whether as an office, library, study, or arts and craft space, the options can be wide and varied.  (Note--the square footage of this room is not included in the total square footage of the home which is designated as 1806 sf +/- )

There are 3 bedrooms in the home.  Two are being shown here for your review. With a multi-paned door opening out onto the pleasant garden, this mellow room is paired with its own private bathroom

 This glowing bedroom has a great deal of design flexibility and floor space to work with.  It also has an adjacent bathroom shown below. 

This adjacent upgraded bathroom has a spacious stall shower and pleasing colors.  

Stepping out the back door, there is a private patio area that is surrounded by long established plants and trees, which makes it a perfect retreat for a morning coffee, or a quiet spot for reading.  Needless to say, it is also well suited for entertaining friends on a pleasant afternoon or evening.

 Another view illustrates the time and planning that has been put into this garden to make it a delightful compliment the home itself.  It can always be a work in progress, or left just as it is. 

 If this home, or a similar one has caught your interest, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1.350,000.  I look forward to speaking with you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Emily Tsaconas, BHG Highland Partners)


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